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Paolo Assandri
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Online sessions

Due to the Covid19 emergency, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching sessions will take place exclusively online in order to decrease the amount of strictly unnecessary travel and thus reduce the risk of possible contagions.

Although my studio on Wimpole Street is now open, I will resume personal sessions in 2021, depending on the progress of the pandemic and safety conditions.

How do online sessions work?

Online sessions take place using exactly the same guidelines as face-to-face sessions.

The only big difference is that we will use video-conferencing platforms to meet each other.
In particular:

In order to work online, it is important that you have good internet connection, which allows you to make video-calls and easily download videos from YouTube, Netfilx or Amazon Prime.

Are online sessions safe?

Thanks to my long experience of working online, I guarantee that all precautions will be taken to ensure that online sessions are as safe, confidential and protected as face-to-face ones.

In particular, we will prioritise sessions on Zoom and Cliniko, which is a platform designed specifically for telemedicine and conforms to particular requirements that guarantee its security and confidentiality.

Do online sessions work?

I would like to reassure you that several studies have been undertaken on the effectiveness of online sessions. Those studies clearly show that they are as effective as traditional face-to-face sessions. For example:

  • A 2014 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders showed that online interventions to treat depression are as effective as those in person
  • Another 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders defined online cognitive behavioural therapy as an effective health treatment and equated it with the face-to-face method for depression, panic attacks, and generalised anxiety disorder.

 

What are the benefits of online sessions?

Online sessions have numerous benefits, including:

Saving time and money

Online sessions save you the time and money needed to travel to my studio on Wimpole Street, London.

Continuity

Whether you are on vacation or away for work reasons, you can continue your sessions without having to interrupt them or postpone appointments.

Accessibility

You can access the session from any device (computer, smartphone or tablet), wherever you are.